Jerry Stahl was one of the writers of the series – officially penning three episodes. He is no stranger to showbiz, nor are his life scandals. And he is better known for his autobiography, “Permanent Midnight,” which covers the story of Stahl’s previous life habits and what it was like being a writer in Hollywood.
His book was then turned into a movie that featured Ben Stiller. “ALF” even makes an appearance in the movie too. He appears as Mr. Chompers in a much different environment than the Tanner household. It’s safe to say though that “ALF” was where Stahl got his big break as a TV writer.
Fran Drescher as Brian's Love Intrest
Fran Drescher plays a small but extremely entertaining role in "ALF." She appears in one of ALF's dreams as the love interest of Brian Tanner, she dislikes ALF and tells Brian to get rid of him. Luckily enough, this was only in ALF's dream.
Fran Drescher didn't have to do much to make the audience laugh. Her unique and squeaky tone of voice and her overall appearance was enough to make this specific episode one to remember. Before "ALF," Drescher had already shown up in shows such as "Who's the Boss?" and "Fame," among others. She even had a cameo in "Saturday Night Fever."
Fran Drescher - Now
There is no need to introduce Fran Drescher, the coolest nanny in town. Not everyone will remember her for her role in "ALF" as it was a minor one, however, no one is unfamiliar with Drescher's greatest show, "The Nanny." She was one of the biggest names in the 1990s.
Playing the lead on "The Nanny" opened the door for many other roles to come her way, and she contributed her unique voice to many animated shows. In more recent times, Drescher has been known for being the National President of the SAG-AFTRA - otherwise known as the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Carla Gugino as Laura
There is no sitcom without a cute romantic storyline. In "ALF," one of these love stories belongs to Jake and his love interest, Laura, played by the wonderful Carla Gugino. She was the classic girl from next door. Jake falls madly in love with Laura, and ALF is there to help Jack make the first move.
The alien is basically Jake's wingman. With ALF's help, Jack writes Laura love letters, expressing his feelings towards her. Sadly, no matter how hard Jack tried, their love story never bloomed and remained just a sweet dream. Gugio has already appeared on shows such as "Who's the Boss?" and "Saved by the Bell" prior to her appearance on "ALF."
Carla Gugino - Now
Although she had just a small supporting role in "ALF," Gugino has made it big in the industry. She developed her career through small roles in "Chicago Hope" and "Threshold" and slowly progressed to much greater things.
She has become a Hollywood superstar and made it big in "American Gangster" and "Watchmen." She recently played a vital role in the Netflix hit series "The Haunting of Hill House," and she also shown up in sequel shows such as "The Haunting of Bly Manor" and "Midnight Mass." It is reported that she is working on other significant and wonderful things too.